Cerro Tetakawi
Cerro Tetakawi
5
About
Duration: More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
41 reviews
Excellent
33
Very good
7
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0

sallyjn
Queen Creek, AZ132 contributions
Oct 2022
We were on a bus tour and they drove us to the view point. Great views over unspoiled coastline. There are a few vendors selling souvenirs and food plus bathrooms in the parking lot.
Written 3 November 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Round_the_world
18 contributions
Mar 2020
You can hike up the West peak from the Piedras Pintas beach. This hike gives you a mroe unobstructed view of the ocean and La Manga beach.
Hike up the east side from the obvious Kiosk and this gives you a better view of San Carlos, Guaymas, and still amazing ocean views. This is the more popular of the two hikes.
But whatever you do, do NOT miss this amazing vista if you're int he San Carlos area!!
Written 3 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

OneSailor
Seattle, WA10 contributions
Mar 2019
This is a spectacular but somewhat dangerous climb. This last March I posted a review that talked about the dangers and the fact that a climber had died in a fall the next day after we had climbed. TripAdviser removed the review because of a complaint from someone. Finally, here are the new regulations:

Tetakawi Mountain, Certified Guide Requirement: Over the years, hiking up Tetakawi Mountain has been a rite of passage for San Carlos residents and visitors alike. However, with more hikers comes more trash left on the trail, graffiti on the rocks, rock climbing holes, and other negative occurrences.

Unsafe ascents & descents, and unfit or unprepared climbers, all jeopardize the beauty and enjoyment of this landmark natural wonder. (The real problem)

Consequently, the land owner requires that anyone wishing to hike the Tetas does so with a Certified Guide only. You can obtain a list of Certified Guides from the OCV Tourism office in San Carlos in the Faro Plaza or call 622-226-0202 or 800-849-1495. Failure to use a certified guide will result in fines levied by the police. Similar to other natural landmarks throughout the world, these regulations have been put in place for the safety of the user and to keep the area clean and maintained so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.
Written 20 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DustyJim2014
Newfoundland, NJ68 contributions
Apr 2018
Excellent! 2 different trails Easy and...really hard. Choose wisely. Bring water and REAL shoes for hiking. The views are amazing.
Written 9 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

670franciscoz
Nogales, Mexico17 contributions
Aug 2017
Climbing enthusiast? then you MUST visit this place and get to the top of the famous "Cerro Teta Kawi", you'll take your best photos once you get to the top!
Written 22 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jullian09
glendale arizona207 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Nice hike ..be ready to go uphill with no trails..( it has some but you will get lost, very slippery coming down the hill be really careful and bring plenty of water, try to go the earliest in the morning ( I went in july and was sweating a lot ) bring cell phone and never try going up by yourself. going up and down will take you about 2 hours just take your time and be safe!!!!!!!
Written 12 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lucia C
Lakewood, WA607 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
The trail is clear of obstacles. There are two trails (one for each of the peeks). Preferential wear hiking shoes (tennis are OK, but friction shoes are better). Bring plenty water, sun protection since it is not shade at the trail. Sunscreen is a must! And some snacks.
The trail (entrance by the highway) is gentle most of the way, until you get closer to the top. Uphill is slippery due to small rocks. I do not recommend this hike for children and people out of shape! The hike brings awesome views of the bay. Enjoy the summit!!
Written 29 June 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mijarega
Mexico City, Mexico25 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
There is a superb view from this hill towards the bays, and the contrast of the dessert meeting with the sea is gorgeous. Highly recommended to see the sunset from the "mirador".
Written 12 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wade1958
Kensington, Canada251 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Did this as a solo climb around 8:30 am in late March. Based on previous reviews , I brought back pack with water and camera, sturdy hiking shoes and a hiking pole. As others have indicated expect that it will take an hour from the trailhead until you crawl through the pierced rock in the southern peak. I did not see a distinct trail to the saddle between the peaks or the north peak. Lower third is easy but with numerous false trails that peter out. The middle third has a lot of fist-sized loose rocks within the trail which changes to fine sand in the upper third so gloves or poles are strongly recommended if you are an occasional hiker. It will take ten minutes off your descent time and may prevent a slide or turned ankle I spent a half hour near the summit just watching the birds glide on the thermals coming off the rocks. Bring a small garbage bag to take away some of the garbage and make sure to move larger rocks off the main trail for the next hiker. The trail paint markings are much more prominent on the descent
Written 23 March 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Catherine N Wilde
38 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
My friend and I camped below the peak the night before and started our hike around 6am. We are both experienced hikers, and it took us about 1.5 hours to get to the top, and 1 hour to get to the bottom again. The hike is a very steep uphill incline, but short. The last little bit to the top requires some tricky maneuvering and bouldering up the face of the peak, but if you go are careful it is an exhilarating and rewarding climb with unparalleled views!
Written 16 March 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 19
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Cerro Tetakawi (San Carlos) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Cerro Tetakawi